Vanilla Phirni Recipe or Rice pudding with Vanilla Flavor

Phirni with vanilla flavor using SPRIG Gourmet sugar
Phirni with Vanilla flavor

 

I am sharing the recipe of Phirni with vanilla flavor. Phirni is a rich, creamy dessert with dry fruits. Phirni tastes best when served chilled in a clay pot or container. The festival season has already begun and I am sure the preparation, shopping, cooking has already started. The best things about these festivals are lots of good food, family time together and a break from our busy schedule. In our culture, festivals are majorly associated with food, sweets, savory snacks especially for Diwali. I am always more excited for the Diwali festival because of the beautiful lights, decorative Rangolis, few crackers (of course), and sweets.

Rice Phirni with Vanilla using SPRIG sugar
Rice Phirni with Vanilla using SPRIG Demerara Sugar
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Traditional Indian sweets are hands down the best, but here I tried to give some twist to the Phirni recipe. In order, that there can be something new on the Diwali special menu. So, this time I gave a slight twist to this rice-based creamy pudding Phirni by giving it a mild flavor of vanilla and cranberries.  For the vanilla flavor, I used Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla. It is a different kind of sugar with natural, caramel-like flavor of the rich golden Demerara sugar crystals. Not only does it gives an amazing flavor, but nice color and also a pleasant vanilla aroma to the dish. SPRIG’s vanilla sugar is best for sprinkling on cookies or also for giving vanilla flavor to cakes, beverages or baked items.

SPRIG Sugar with infused vanilla
SPRIG Sugar with infused vanilla
SPRIG products
SPRIG products

I also used a pinch of freshly ground cardamom powder made from SPRIG’s green cardamom from Kerala. This is one of the best aromatic cardamoms that I have used. The aroma of cardamom remains in your hand, even by just holding it in your hand for a minute. I have used dried cranberries, it is optional you can add any berries or dry fruits of your choice.

You can order the Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla and Green Cardamom from Kerala – SPRIG from amazon. Link mentioned below:

 

 

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No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake

No Butter, No Oil - Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
chocolate banana oats cake
No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake

I have said a big “no” to the all purpose flour cake. When you are baking a cake for yourself why not bake the healthier version of it.I am talking here about a healthy cake, which has oats, banana, flaxseeds and yogurt. No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake. Sounds healthy and tastes good too.  You know what stops me from baking a cake frequently at home is Butter and yes, oil too. It has happened almost every time that when I came across any interesting cake recipe I very enthusiastically read it. The moment I go read the ingredient section and after reading the insane amount of Butter or Oil and Cream is added to it, my interest is gone. I know it sounds weird and trust me, I have got such reactions like “Come on it a “Cake”, it can’t be butter or oil free.

No Butter, No Oil - Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
chocolate banana oats cake

Gulit free and Healthy Cake

And I say “why not” !  I am not a very healthy eater but I think if you are eating out you really don’t have control over it. But if you are at home then you can have the full control over the ingredients. It’s a good idea to find a recipe of a cake, which you can be eaten guilt free and baked more frequently. Ok,  I agree that it might not be that moist or that goooooood like a normal cake is but I think that’s not bad at all. Recipe of another amazing Whole wheat Oats Banana Cake with Egg and without Egg is on the blog (click the link)

No Butter, No Oil - Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
chocolate banana oats cake

Yes, It’s a no butter or oil cake recipe. I skipped adding any oil or butter to it. Try it you might like it too, and thank me later 🙂

You might also like: 2 Minutes Mug Cake

 


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Non-Fried Dahi Vada Recipe or Steamed Dahi Vada

Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe
Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe

Since holi is around so this post becomes special as making Dahi Vada is like a ritual at my place. This Dahi vada post becomes more special because it’s non-fried and steamed. I feel so proud when I make something healthy or find a healthy version of some recipe which tastes as good as the original dish.

Fried Vada or Steamed Vadas?

Why opt for fried food when we can recreate the same taste with the healthy alternative. You should bookmark this steamed dahi vada or non-fried dahi vada recipe or try it on this Holi festival and surprise your guests by telling that it’s not fried.

Steamed Dahi Vada
Steamed Dahi Vada

Soft dahi vada dipped in sweet and salty yogurt and topped with tamarind chutney tastes simply yum. I made this with a combination of urad daal and moong daal. You will be needing fruit salt like eno while making this non-fried dahi vada.  Use your idli maker for making these dahi vadas and dip them in hot water for few minutes and they are ready to be served.

Try out this simple recipe and I am sure you will love it. Share your feedback or suggestions in the comment section and don’t forget to tag me if you post them on social media. I am on facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe
Non-fried Dahi Vada Recipe

 

Few more recipes which you will find interesting:

Khaman Dhokla

Moong Daal Bhajiya

Dahi Sev Batata Puri

 

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Mango Yogurt Parfait Recipe

In this scorching summer of Mumbai, I am always in search of some light meal options. I am also a firm believer that the breakfast being the most important meal of the day shouldn’t be compromised at all. I am a breakfast person and love to explore different options for my breakfast. Recently, I have discovered my new love for parfaits. Parfaits are frozen dessert which is made using curd (dahi).

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Whole Wheat Oats Banana Cake Recipe – With Egg

I posted the recipe of Eggless Wholewheat Oats Banana Cake which became quite popular. So, thought of sharing the same cake recipe with eggs for those who love eggs in their cake. This recipe is with eggs as they help in adding fluffiness and sponginess to the cake. I made this cake in the pressure cooker but you can make it in oven too. This is an awesome cake with the goodness of bananas and oats in it. Its moist, soft and I am sure it would be hard to stop yourself from relishing this cake. A perfect teatime cake to suffice your sweet cravings. So, bake this cake and make yourself and your family happy.

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